I wanted to do something special for my husband and children this past weekend, so I made Overnight French Toast Bake! I got the idea from my parents (who prepare breakfast at our church every Sunday) and changed things up just a little bit to fit our likes.
And the result was a delicious treat! But y’all, don’t take my word for it! You’ll totally be missing out if you do.
What I really adore about this recipe is all I have to do on a lazy Saturday morning is put it in the oven. Everything is prepared the night before to allow mom (or whoever cooks breakfast) to sleep in a little longer and relax.
- 8 eggs
- 1 pint low-fat half and half
- 1 cup 1% milk
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 (16 oz) french bread loaf, cut into 1" cubes
- 1-2 tablespoons butter for coating baking dish
- 4 tablespoons brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons white sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 ground nutmeg
- 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
- Since blueberries are in season, we had ours with Cool Whip and blueberries. You could also serve with syrup, powdered sugar or however you like your French Toast.
The kids awoke to the scent of cinnamon as the Overnight French Toast Bake was almost through baking. It was a nice a change from our usual cereal or waffle breakfast on Saturdays so everyone was thrilled with the surprise.
What is your usual breakfast on Saturdays?